written by, Dani Hammond, Bhutanese Kid's Club Coordinator
In Luke 18:17 Jesus says, “Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child, will never enter it.” Sometimes children can be our best example of love and faith. Their young hearts come to know Jesus in a natural way. They believe that Jesus loves them and wants the best for them. The nine students in our Bhutanese Elementary Leaders in Training program have become an example of child-like belief to me. I have been working closely at building deeper relationships with the Bhutanese Elementary Leaders in Training students during this trimester. Every week I have the opportunity to sit with each of them individually to ask them how they are doing, and to pray for them. Some of them already know and love Jesus, and some are still learning who He is and how He relates to them. I am grateful to walk through this journey with them.
Through their conversations and requests, I am able to pray for families and children whom I will probably never meet. One student shared that while he was riding his bike he met his neighborhood police officer. The neighborhood police officer who had built a relationship with this child, shared that he & his wife would be having another child. He wanted me to pray with him for the police officer and his family. Another student shared how a girl at school was being teased because of her asthma. Other students shared about problems at recess with a fellow classmate who wouldn’t share, and a friend that was in the hospital after being in a car accident. Along with being able to pray with the Bhutanese Elementary Leaders in Training students, I also get to hear the follow up stories. The little girl who was being teased, now has a friend. The classmate who wouldn’t share at recess is now sharing because his friend talked to him about Jesus, and the friend who was in the car accident miraculously walked into school a few days later.
Spending time each week praying and talking with the Bhutanese Leaders in Training students, I am able to be a part of what God is doing with their child-like faith and love for others.
- Last week during Nepali festival time, many of the Bhutanese staff members were able to celebrate with some of our program participants. They enjoyed celebrating the Nepali holiday and traditions in the homes of many Nepali friends.
- Pray for our high school seniors, many of them have a lot of school work and are feeling anxious about post high school plans. Pray that they would feel supported by the staff and volunteers at Mission Adelante, that they would learn to prioritize their lives well, and feel peace.
Our Bhutanese Outreach has had a sudden influx of kids under 2 years old! Our nursery needs more hands. If you are interested in serving our smallest kids, please contact Kristen Maxwell at kristenm@Missionadelante.org
Our teens have been working diligently to learn how to be safe drivers. We would like to reward them. We are looking for people who would be willing to donate gift cards in the amounts $10, $20 or $30 from one or two of these places: Cinemark movie theaters, legends shopping center, VIVA fashion mart, ITunes. These will be given away as prizes for hard work. If you are interested in donating a gift card please contact Hannnah Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org